Reported to be back in Mumbai after his cancer treatment abroad, rumours were rife that the sequel to Irrfan Khan starrer, Hindi Medium 2 will soon be going on floors and casting for the same was said to have begun. However, a friend close to Irrfan confirmed it to be otherwise.
Talking to Bollywood Hungama, a friend of the actor shared, “Irrfan is recuperating slowly. He won’t be returning to acting for a while now. The process of healing is slow and exhausting. Even after full recovery, he won’t be allowed to get back to work for at least a year. So there is no question of doing Hindi Medium 2 or any other film in the immediate future.”
Irrfan had been undergoing treatment for Neuroendocrine tumor in London since last year. The shooting of Hindi Medium 2 was expected to begin in August last year but was delayed due to Irrfan’s treatment. As per a report earlier, in an entertainment website, actress Radhika Madan was cast as the character of Irrfan’s teenage daughter in the film, which was said to flash-forward from the prequel by a decade and would narrate the story of Irrfan’s character Raj.
The initial comedy-drama starred Pakistani actress Saba Qamar opposite Irrfan who won Filmfare’s Best Actor award for the same. Directed by Saket Chaudhary and written by Zeenat Lakhani, the 2017’s release had left a lasting impact on the audiences as it went on to become one of the biggest hits of the year. The movie dealt with common topics of education, language and parenting and revolved around the story of a couple who wished to give their daughter the best of education while complying with societal pressures.